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Jenkinson, Charles (1st Earl of Liverpool): letter (1793)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL214
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Jenkinson, Charles (1st Earl of Liverpool): letter (1793)
Date(s): 1793
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Jenkinson | Charles | 1727-1808 | 1st Earl of Liverpool | politician x Baron Hawkesbury


Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Jenkinson (1727-1808) became private secretary to the 3rd Earl of Bute, favourite of George III, in 1760. In 1763, having been elected to Parliament, Jenkinson was appointed Joint Secretary of the Treasury. Chosen as Vice-Treasurer for Ireland in 1773, he became a member of the Privy Council. Later he was Master of the Royal Mint (1775-1778) and, during the American Revolution, Secretary at War (1778-1782). During the first ministry (from 1783) of the William Pitt the younger, Jenkinson proved an invaluable adviser. In 1786 he was appointed chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster and president of the Board of Trade. A member of the Cabinet from 1791, he became an invalid around 1801, ceased to attend Cabinet meetings, and by the middle of 1804 had resigned all his offices. He was created Baron Hawkesbury in 1786 and 1st Earl of Liverpool in 1796.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Charles Jenkinson (1st Earl of Liverpool) of Addiscombe Place to James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale, 24 Aug 1793. Returning to him a copy of Turgot's Réflexions sur la Formation et la Distribution des Richesses (1788). 'It contains all that Mr Adam Smith has written on the influence of capital and on the commerce of a nation; but M. Turgot develops his principles in a more neat and clear manner by far, than Adam Smith, who appea[rs] to have borrowed greatly from him'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inside the Earl of Lauderdale's copy of Turgot's Réflexions sur la Formation et la Distribution des Richesses (1788) - classmark [G.L.] 1788.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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